Film History and Criticism, Tenure-Track Faculty (Fall 2022)

Bard College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time
Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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The Film & Electronic Arts Program at Bard College is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to enrich and advance the study of film history and criticism. Candidates at a more advanced level will also be considered. Teaching duties will begin in the fall semester of 2022.

The appointee should be prepared to offer undergraduate courses at all levels, will have a research and teaching profile that reflects serious engagement in a broad swath of film history (from the silent era to the present), and will have expertise and significant publications in areas of scholarship that complement and enhance existing strengths. Priority will be given to candidates with specializations encompassing any or all of the following: local and global film cultures, movements, and industries (especially South Asian, Middle Eastern, South American, and African); film history and media archaeologies; cinema's relationship with the visual, performing, and creative arts; theories of race, gender and sexuality; film sound and music; philosophy and cinema; the materiality of film and digital cinema; documentary practices; and animation.

Candidates should have (or be working toward completion of) a terminal degree in Film Studies or a related discipline (ABD applicants welcome), a clearly defined and ambitious research plan, a commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and college-level teaching experience. Courses should be designed to integrate into a broad liberal arts curriculum as well as a film major that includes both film history and criticism and hands-on production. The appointee will have a 3-2 teaching load and will be expected to teach and advise students with interests in avant-garde, documentary, and narrative filmmaking. Active participation in program development is assumed and contributions to collaborations across the arts, humanities, and social sciences are strongly encouraged.

To Apply
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, sample course syllabi, a writing sample (book chapter or article), and contact information for 3 references to interfolio:

References for finalists will be contacted for letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Richard Suchenski, Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts, at

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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